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Quotations From LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH

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  • 1.
    How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. Afterthoughts, "Life and Human Nature," (1931).

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  • 2.
    What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Age and Death," Afterthoughts (1931).

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  • 3.
    Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Other People," Afterthoughts (1931).

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  • 4.
    Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Other People," Afterthoughts (1931).

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  • 5.
    The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Art and Letters," Afterthoughts (1931).

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  • 6.
    The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people.... To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "In the World," Afterthoughts (1931).

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  • 7.
    The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection—even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano—is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Art and Letters," Afterthoughts (1931).

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  • 8.
    Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Last Words," All Trivia (1933).

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  • 9.
    Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).

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  • 10.
    Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).
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